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The Beauty and Joy of Computing, AP CS Principles, and the CS 10K Effort

About the series

Dr. Daniel D. Garcia, UC Berkeley


BJC was chosen as one of the initial pilots for a new, upcoming non-majors "AP CS: Principles" course to broaden participation in computing.  The goal of the "CS10K" effort is to prepare 10,000 new high school CS teachers to teach the AP course by 2016.  We were funded through NSF's CE21 initiative to provide summer workshops for 100 HS teachers.  This talk will introduce the AP CS Principles framework, our BJC course, the engaging Snap! (Build Your Own Blocks) development environment, and share our results from running half a dozen teacher training workshops (face-to-face and online) this summer.


Dr. Dan Garcia is a Senior Lecturer SOE in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He is active participant in SIGCSE, and is currently working with the Ensemble computing portal project.  He serves on the ACM Education Board, GRE Computer Science Committee, the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Advisory Board, is co-guest-editor of the upcoming TOCE journal parallelism special issue, and is the faculty co-director for BFOIT, a wonderful Berkeley K-12 outreach effort.  He has won all four of the department's teaching awards and recently earned the highest teaching ratings in the history of the department's introductory courses.

To Join the Webinar:

The Webinar will be held from 2:00-3:00pm EST on November 15, 2012 in Room SII 555.

To attend virtually, please register by November 14, 23:59 PDT at: https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?ED=194026822&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

After your registration is accepted, you will get an email with a URL to join the meeting. Please be sure to join a few minutes before the start of the webinar. This system does not establish a voice connection on your computer; instead, your acceptance message will have a toll-free phone number that you will be prompted to call after joining.  Please note that this registration is a manual process; therefore, do not expect an immediate acceptance.  In the event the number of requests exceeds the capacity, some requests may have to be denied.

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